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Alpha Aviation Group and Zest Airways Inc. forge training partnership

Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) and Zest Airways Inc. announce training partnership. Pictured are (from left, standing): Cristopher Magdangal, AAG Philippines Head of Operations; Emerito Gabriel, AAG Philippines VP-Commercial; Victor Haw, AAG Group Financial Controller; Eduardo Novillas, Zest Airways Inc. VP for Program Management and Head of Operations; Zest Airways Inc. pilots Capt. Gomer Monreal and Capt. Rafael Ulysses Ignacio, and (from left, seated) Nigel Harris, AAG Philippines General Manager and Alfredo Herrera, Zest Airways Inc. Chief Marketing and Sales Officer.

Clark, Pampanga, Philippines – Global aviation training services provider Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) Philippines and Zest Airways Inc. have signed an agreement for a long-term training partnership.

Under the agreement, Zest Airways Inc. pilots will undergo all their Airbus A320 training requirements with AAG Philippines beginning September.  AAG Philippines operates and maintains an A320 Level D full flight simulator at its simulator training center in Clark, Pampanga.

Zest Airways Inc. will benefit from AAG’s extensive training expertise and sophisticated training methodologies in the airbus field.  The airline’s first officers will be trained under the First Officer Training program of AAG Philippines.

The close and long-term collaboration promises substantial advantages not only to both organizations but also to the aviation industry, according to Kunal Sharma, Chief Operating Officer of AAG. “This agreement truly enhances the support AAG provides to airlines at our regional training center in the Philippines. We give our customers a competitive edge by creating and implementing tailored training solutions, enabling them to focus on what really matters, keeping pilots and planes flying revenue flights,” Sharma said.

The state-of-the-art training platform will allow Zest Airways Inc. flexible use of training devices, instruction material, and examination tools. AAG’s learning platform enables the training provided to be optimally aligned to individual trainee’s needs. “With AAG, we have the perfect training partner, right on our doorstep in the Philippines, to deliver an innovative training program of the highest international and safety standards,” said Zest Airways Inc. Chief Executive Adviser Brian Hogan.

Launched in 2006, AAG Philippines is a leading provider of Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL) training. It is one of the three academies under UK-based Alpha Aviation Group (AAG), which delivers specialist training solutions to the international commercial aviation community. AAG Philippines is also an Approved Training Organization (ATO) and a certified Type Rating Training Organization (TRTO) for the Airbus A320.

About Alpha Aviation Group
Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) Philippines is one of the three academies of Alpha Aviation Group, a global group of companies providing specialist training solutions to the international commercial aviation community. With a focus on innovation, AAG is the world leader in Multi-crew Pilot’s License (MPL) training. An Approved Training Organization (ATO) and a certified Type Rating Training Organization (TRTO) for the Airbus A320, AAG Philippines is the leading training academy in the Philippines capable of providing a comprehensive suite of airline-standard training programs.